Dynasty Group Inc. is a Chicago-based engineering and land surveying firm that has been digitally recording and recreating historical sites and monuments. The firm uses GPS-enabled laser scanners to create 3-D point clouds; these are then overlaid with photographs taken by the surveying team, which act as an utterly realistic skin.

Dynasty Group Inc. is a Chicago-based engineering and land surveying firm with some fascinating side projects. Since 2001, Dynasty Group has been digitally recording and recreating historical sites and monuments. The firm uses GPS-enabled laser scanners to create 3-D point clouds, which are then overlaid with photographs taken by the surveying team, which act as an utterly realistic skin.

Dynasty Group first utilized this technology to aid accurate reconstruction of Wacker Drive in Chicago. Dynasty Group’s founder Zhong Chen subsequently took the methodology to China (his home country) to aid the stabilization of the Iron Lion of Cangzhou (which is over 1,000 years old), as well as document Chongqing Peoples Great Hall, parts of the Forbidden City in Beijing, and Twin Stone Pagodas in Quanzhou, Fujian Province.

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